Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA

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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Do you often find yourself agreeing to things you don’t like or don't want to do? Have you had enough of being overly accommodating in order to please others at the cost of your own wellbeing, without much of a return? Isn't it time to break this endless cycle and stop pleasing everyone but yourself? I’m here to help. As your psychologist, I’ll provide you with a safe judgment-free space to be vulnerable, where we can discuss your situation and examine your habits that are making it hard for you to stop pleasing others. During our sessions, you can feel heard and empowered to start living your life for yourself, and not others.
(310) 627-2088
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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David Palmer
PhD
Many bright or gifted kids can do well in a good public or private school system. But some need more in order to stay engaged and challenged - and to be able to connect with others who share similar interests and traits. Others may have specific learning or processing problems that impede their ability to learn up to their potential. Many of these kids can be helped tremendously by proper evaluation and timely remediation.
(949) 407-5637
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Larry Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Areas I Can Help You With. Gain more control of your life. Put the past behind you. Stop destructive habits. Let go of your anger, sadness and anxiety. Make work rewarding and life more satisfying. Get moving again and feel like you are living up to your potential.
(949) 401-7067
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Inner Fokus
Psychologist
More than just a way to capture attention, the spelling of Inner Fōkus also carries a personal meaning to the founders. The name is a nod to the German heritage shared by both Dr. Lori and Dr. Patrick, since “fōkus” is the correct spelling of “focus” in German. Our heritage, culture, and environment can have great impacts in shaping who we are. Our name, Inner Fōkus, also serves as a prominent reminder of the importance to occasionally break from current patterns and try new things.
(218) 485-3273
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ari Novick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in Anger and Stress Management for adults, adolescents, couples, families, individuals and corporations; however, I also see clients for a variety of other reasons, particularly Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Our office also provides Orange County court and probation Anger Management and Parenting classes and a variety of online classes. We have locations in Orange and Santa Cruz County.
(949) 214-4801
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Mary Herzog
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist whose research and practice in dance, education, and psychology support my innovative use of the most effective and empirically based treatment strategies. From your first appointment, my goal is to help you figure out your current obstacles and how to get past them. I will listen carefully to your concerns, ask a few questions and then try to provide an accurate and compassionate summary of my understanding of your situation. I will offer some treatment options and give you a sense of how we might work together so you can move forward in your life.
(949) 910-9344
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Kimberly Picchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, struggling with relationship issues, a major life transition, grief, co-dependency, self-worth, depression, or anxiety, I can help you. DO you want to gain insight into your unique thoughts, feelings and behaviors so you can begin to recognize faulty beliefs systems, old patterns or habits that may no longer be serving you? I will work with you collaboratively to uncover what is getting in your way and help you define what you want so you can live a life that is more in alignment with what you truly desire.
(408) 583-5942
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Noelle Deckman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical psychologist serving residents of California and Maine. I understand making the choice to begin treatment can be very difficult and hope to make the decision easier by offering a secure space to engage in therapy from the privacy of your own home using Telehealth Services. I strive to offer quality care for people who may have a difficult time finding help for a variety of reasons, such as limited access to resources, physical limitations, etc. I make great effort to work collaboratively with everyone I treat, with the goal of empowering people to make effective, long-lasting changes in their lives.
(949) 942-8753
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Josh Beckman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide kind and professional care, my approach is flexible and I work with clients to identify and understand their challenges and help them work towards resolution. My focus is on healing life traumas, building strong and safe attachments and helping clients learn to live an authentic, connected life. I work to help identify the parts of us that feel disconnected, are in pain and help develop skills to feel better, connected and happy. As an adoptee, my clinical focus is working through the lifelong traumatic impact of adoption, abandonment or relinquishment and process unmet childhood emotional needs.
(760) 334-5619
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Parisa Gallinger
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Our sense of identity is in a state of crisis due to the burdensome societal expectations placed on us. I am genuinely curious in understanding your experiences, challenges faced, and the meanings made. My hopes are to work collaboratively alongside you to help connect you to your values and preferences. I am interested in working with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups while building relationships shaped by curiosity, accountability, and care. I'm also devoted to social justice, honoring intimate knowledge of peoples' lives, and standing against all forms of violence, abuse, marginalization, and oppression.
(949) 676-7248
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Laguna Beach, CA 92652
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River Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults who are transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender or sexuality in an affirming space, finding the right resources, developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, or healing from past emotional wounds, I am here to help.
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Patrick Aleknavicius
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Verified
I am a firm believer in thorough evaluation early on in the therapy process. I frequently use my expertise in psychological testing to assist in this diagnostic process to ensure the most effective and appropriate treatments are used. While the human condition allows for great challenges and pain, it also allows for miraculous opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy is a collaborative relationship. I focus treatment on a combination of providing information, skill building, and evidence based treatments. Being tech-interested also helps me connect with younger clients, and bridge the gap of resistance to change or getting help.
(866) 660-5367
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Laguna Beach, CA 92652
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Rachelle Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Rachelle is a Marriage, Family Therapist committed to helping Couples build loving relationships by targeting harmful behaviors, guiding towards forgiveness and building a strong foundation for life in love that lasts. If you are interested in scheduling a counseling consultation with Rachelle, or would like to discuss opportunities available for Rachelle to speak/present at your organization/ministry, connect with her today.
(760) 313-6467
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Jeanette Yoffe Director @ Yoffe Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I have specialized for the past 20 years in the treatment of children, teens, and adult adoptees and foster youth, foster-adoptive parents, and first families. I work with former foster youth and adult adoptees who are struggling with grief and loss, and trauma and help them in their journey through search and reunion. I also facilitate open adoptions. I help first mothers and fathers process grief and loss and facilitate successful reunions. I developed unique psycho-therapeutic interventions that support children, and teens with serious psychological problems secondary to histories of abuse, neglect, and /or multiple placements.
(424) 999-1231
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Michele Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be tough and struggling through challenges alone can be even tougher. You may be experiencing high levels of stress, depression or anxiety. You may even be suffering from panic attacks. There is hope, however, and EMDR therapy can help identify unwanted patterns, triggers and behaviors in order to create positive change. We do not have to be defined by our negative experiences or past traumas. We all have the power within us to make positive changes in our lives and I want to help you do just that! I am also a certified Bikram Yoga instructor and truly believe in the importance of the Mind/Body connection.
(949) 541-7771
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Julie Maul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you questioning whether you should continue in your current relationship? Is your daily life plagued with arguing? Do you need help with communication? Are there trust issues or an infidelity? In a satisfying relationship and planning on getting married? Do you need help ending a relationship? Is your relationship affecting other family members? Have you been feeling depressed or anxious? Are you having difficulty with disturbing memories of a traumatic event? Are you experiencing chronic pain or have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, RSD or migraines? Are you faced with a dilemma and need a sounding board? I can help.
(949) 541-5992
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Manjit Arora
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Pop that bubble! Live a life where you can breathe more freely. I give warm and loving guidance on issues that pertain to family, relationships, children and parenting, depression, anxiety etc.
(909) 318-3854
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Priscilla Newton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a beautiful home office located in Laguna Beach. I work with individuals, couples and families to help identify and process your experiences, build healthy communication, and restore respect and trust in your relationships. My practice is grounded in empathy and compassion for self and others with a solution-focused/wellness psychology orientation. I truly believe that change is possible, therapy an opportunity, and that everyone can reach their true potential.
(310) 340-2499
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Not accepting new clients
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Laura D Rivas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
Life is about balance, when we fall out of balance our relationships, family, health, work and sense of self often suffer. We get stuck, forget our strengths and many times don't see a way out. Through an eclectic and solution based interactive approach I strive to meet my clients where they are and work towards restored balance. I look to address the needs of the whole person and integrate mind body and spirt. Together we will work on old patterns that are keeping you stuck and build new ones so you can have a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(949) 793-9270
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Not accepting new clients
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Andrea D Schoon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen, I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life.
(714) 942-5618
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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What type of Laguna Beach mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Laguna Beach?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.